IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit
IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit
IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit is a book that seeks to inspire children of all ages to believe in themselves and also to instill a love of learning. Taking inspiration from and dedicating the book to her father, who worked on the Lunar Module Project prior to moving to Georgia, Kim shared that she hopes The Sky is the Limit is the kind of book that parents and children can read over and over, much like The Little Engine That Could inspired earlier generations.

The book is diverse and inclusive. It encourages discussions on vocabulary, individuals with challenges, mentors, and even naysayers. Throughout the book, Kim and Toni try to convey to you and your children to shoot for the stars and aim for the sky. They love the whole book, but their favorite part is the ending because as we adults all know…the sky is not the limit!

IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit

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Dear Parents A common question adults tend to ask children is:

What do you want to be when you grow up? Toni and I believe once that question is answered the conversation typically ends. That’s where we are trying to make a difference. In our book, we seek to inspire young people to believe in themselves and also instill a love of learning and encourage discussions on vocabulary, individuals with challenges, mentors, passion, loyal friends and even naysayers. We hope that The Sky Is the Limit is the kind of book that parents and children can read over and over similar to The Little Engine That Could inspired earlier generations.
We want you to know that we do not believe we are perfect parents, but between the two of us we have raised nine college-educated, wonderful human beings. Kim is a retired teacher of thirty-one years, and Toni has worked in Georgia for many years at a private foundation counseling hurting children. We both find ourselves as grandparents still desiring to affect children’s lives in a positive way. If you have any questions for us, please e-mail us. We also hope that you will read our blog.
Kim and Toni love the whole book, but especially love the ending because as we adults all know–THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT! We hope that you will purchase our book, and we hope it will become a favorite of your family.

Schedule an Author/ Illustrator Event How to schedule an Author/ Illustrator Event or School Visit

Kim and Toni both love and are comfortable with children. Kim taught for thirty-one years in the Douglas County School System and Toni worked for over twenty years with foster children through a private Georgia Foundation. They would love to visit your school and present their book. Their visit is free. They simply ask that once you schedule a date you have a school liaison download and follow directions on the School Liaison Checklist and contact Kim at eldredge4446@att.net for any questions. They will do up to four 45-50 minute sessions. Most schools group the students as follows K-1, 2-3, 4-5 also please note their presentation is great for 6th grade.

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  • IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit
  • IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit
IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit

Dedication

This book is dedicated to my dad, Robert Melvin Ichter, who had the courage to move his family of five from New York to Florida to take part in the space program. His work was instrumental to the success of the Lunar Module Project. Our family is very proud that he made contributions that helped the United States in our goal to land on the moon, but we are most thankful for the kind of dad he was to us.

IckFrid Books Children's Book - The Sky is the Limit
The astronauts’ wives had nothing on our mom, Joyce Devers Ichter!

My dad taught us that the sky is NOT the limit!

About the illustrator: Toni Friddell Jordan

Toni Friddell Jordan is an avid artist. You may find her creating cookies that are too pretty to eat and too delicious not to for friends and family, painting murals in homes and local businesses in her town, or working on new creations around her home. She was super excited when Kim asked her to illustrate a book for her. She used pastels and colored pencils for the illustrations in The Sky Is the Limit.
Toni has dedicated most of her life advocating for and counseling hurting children. She has spent many years serving children in a private foster foundation based in Atlanta. She is mother to six incredibly wonderful, responsible, loving humans who are all college graduates and wonderful parents. Toni is devoted to her large family and ever-growing bundle of grandchildren, fifteen to date. She lives, laughs and loves with her husband David, in Panama City, Florida.

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